What’s happening in libraries today? And what’s the latest news at Hannon Library? Jeff Gayton, University Librarian and Director of the Learning Commons, interviews with Ed Battistella and Michael Niemann of Literary Ashland.

You can listen to the interview here.

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Former Friends of Hannon Library president and board member, Judi Drais, died on August 28. A longtime Rogue Valley educator, the indomitable Judi dedicated her life to learning, teaching, and service.

Judi’s friends have created a memorial fund for purchasing books for Hannon Library. To contribute: mail checks to Hannon Library, Attn: Becca Evans, made out to Hannon Library with Judi Drais Memorial Fund in the memo line.

JudiDraisJudi’s obituary in the Medford Mail Tribune can be read here.

We are currently celebrating the United States Constitution in the Hannon Library. Constitution Day is usually celebrated each year on September 17th.  The Constitution Day display and drawing is located in the Learning Commons next to the front entrance stairs. Come see the Constitution Day display and test your luck by entering a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to the SOU Bookstore. Anyone with an SOU campus email can enter the contest. The winner will be the first name drawn with correct answers to two Constitution Day quiz questions. The Contest will be concluded October 16th!

As part of the Constitution day celebration we have educational materials on the Constitution including a historical DVD series and copies of the Bill of Rights and Constitution located behind the Reference Desk.

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https://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/charters_of_freedom_7.html#

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Back for its 4th annual year, the Ashland Book and Author Festival celebrates the literary arts of Southern Oregon. Hosted by Hannon Library, the festival brings together many facets of the community, including authors of all genres, publishers, booksellers, and media outlets. Enjoy presentations, exhibits, book signings, and more!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

10 AM – 4 PM

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Southern Oregon University

Looking to get involved? There are many ways to participate in the festival. If you’re an author or organization, join our Reader’s Circle and showcase your work at the all-day exhibit fair. Sign up to give readings, host workshops, or present your brand. Community members—become a festival volunteer and be a part of the behind-the-scenes fun. Or take your involvement to the next level and become an official festival sponsor.

For more information, visit the festival website at hanlib.sou.edu/bookfest

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By Alex Mesadieu

Last weekend the staff of Hannon Library hit the streets, marching in the 2015 Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, an event that has been celebrated in Ashland for over 100 years.

The Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration begins every year at the crack of dawn, with a morning run, and ends with a massive parade. The parade attracts an estimated 20,000 spectators according to the Ashland Chamber of Commerce.

Hannon Library staff marched in the parade surrounded by over 100 representatives of the different programs and departments at Southern Oregon University. SOU’s entry in the parade had everything from a rock band playing music from the back of a truck, to SOU President Roy Saigo waving to thousands of audience members.

SOU is indispensable to the economic and cultural framework of Ashland. Because of SOU’s important role in the region, university employees love to participate in the events and traditions that make Ashland great.

See video coverage of the parade, courtesy of RVTV, here: https://youtu.be/U6R848Kt7q8?t=19m18s4thofJuly